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|3 days 10 hours ago||He's ready||
I'm just not sure he is "Texas Ready" and by that I mean he has no head coaching experience and Texas is likely looking for someone in a head coaching position, likely in a BCS conference.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Sarcasm?||
"Over the last few years" (Since 2010) Dantonio has led MSU to 3; 11 win seasons and won 2 Conference titles. While he doesn't have any recruiting ties to the Texas region with the right coaches that can be solved and UT and is still a draw for kids in Texas.
As for the prick comments, I don't think that it matter really because unless you have been to an MSU fundraiser you really don't know what he is like with boosters.
Maybe I'm being bitchy but I'm just tired of the "well he's a jerk" comments as a means to discredit the accompishments of others. If your team wins you don't care if the other coach is a "prick" because being a loser is a lot worse than being a jerk.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Shotgun!||
I'm ok with a shotgun approach to releivers as long a few of them actually work out.
|5 days 23 hours ago||WV=Purdue||
West Virginia was competitive but not a power. After the 1993 Sugar Bowl year they were basically Purdue under Hope & Tiller and didn't finish ranked in the top 25 for 9 years (1993-2002). Between 2002 and 2007 West Virginia finished with 3 top-10 rankings, tying the number of top-10 seasons in the 40 years combined before.
|5 days 23 hours ago||57||
For some reason a lot of people think Dantonio is older but he is 57 or roughly 2 1/2 years older than Hoke. Yes he had a heart issue but that was over 3 years ago, without any incident since and he appears to be in pretty good shape.
My feeling is that Narduzzi could take a job at a good school, say Bowling Green and stay there for a few years and if Dantonio would retire they have their guy. If Dantonio stays at MSU he could move on or stay there as an unoffcial coach in wait for the Spartans. No matter what happen, Pat Narduzzi is in a great postion in regards to his future in coaching.
|1 week 3 days ago||Quite Active||
For someone so dead set against this post, you seem to be the most active participant.
|1 week 3 days ago||If it's dumb...||
Then don't click on it and participate. It's really not very hard and I do it all the time.
|1 week 3 days ago||How am I doing today Gary Busey?!!!!||
|1 week 3 days ago||Your turn...||
|1 week 3 days ago||ZZZZZ||
And will asleep at Chili's in an hour.
|1 week 5 days ago||Congrats||
Mark Dantonio in my veiw, has done an amazing job at MSU. Before him State was borderline doormat status for decades with the occasional good season to a perenial B1G contender with fewer assets than Michigan, OSU, PSU and Nebraska. He has the highest winning percentage at MSU since Biggie Munn and bests Perles who had a decent run by a mile which is hard to ignore. Regardless what you think of his personality he gets the job done and that's what he is paid to do and even though I hate the success he has enjoyed over Michigan I respect the hell out of it.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||It's turf||
All of the field is turf except for the pitchers mound. Quite a few schools do this now like Texas, Vanderbilt and Ohio State. It looks weird and might take some getting used to but it seems to be the way schools are heading.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Agreed||
I find the whole sports and war comparison rediculous. From "The U" wearing combat fatigues to Kellen Winslow calling himself a "soldier" it's nauseating and beyond stupid when taken to this level.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Yup||
Our boys got blown out in a rivalry game too in East Lansing so... We as a program are in no position to be casting stones at anyone.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Not many||
I really don't expect too major coaching changes outside of jobs already open. The wildcard is USC. If they pull a coach from a big school then there might be some crazyness but I just don't see it. Next year could be wild though. You could possibly see Texas, Florida, West Virginia, Nebraska, Illinois, and maybe a surprise or two all come open. Most of the changes will be in the mid-majors this year in my opinion because all the coaches on the hotseat are too expensive to fire.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Press Conference||
He did a nice job for USC and did a nice job answering the question about being the permanent HC in the press conference last night. He said if he would have beaten ND and UCLA he thinks he would have been pretty tough not to hire but going 0-2 hurts his chances. That is probably spot on but what he accomplished could land him a job a good mid-major if one of those coaches moves up.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Ha ha!||
"Have you seen that pile of crap out there?"
I know the bar is low but they are really bad. Only wins are South Dakota St., La. Tech, and West Virginia with some bad losses such as being shut out by Iowa St. I think Kansasis a place that will at best be a 6-6 team with a 7 win season here and there.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Only 1 game this year||
I went to the Nebraska game and just wasn't feeling it like I used to. I had student tickets from 2005-2007 and went to about 12 games from 2008-2012 so I've seen good and bad play on the field so I am discounting that.
After 30 years of tailgating in the same spot in the Victors/Champions East we will be bumped from the lot altogether for next year after our group loses it's last pass after losing the first two season ago. (We pooled $ so a couple people could donate enough to get the passes.) It won't be the same not seeing the Spartan, Ohio State, and other opposing marching bands come through and be able to hear the Michigan marching band play "The Victors" from the exterior tunnel entrance. That has always been like church bell ringing signaling a call to service and I will miss that. I will however take the memories and realize that I grew up a bit spoiled by that but it is still a disappointing change that has happend in the last couple years.
Playing AC/DC Thunderstruck before the team ran out was annoying; especially seeing as how MSU has been using that song prior to the Spartans running onto the field for years. The only thing missing was a wolverine mascot with laser eyes. While the touching of the banner still gives me chills the lead up was just lame because it reminded of a State game. During the game the use of Seven Nation Army needs to be curbed by 50% and the "Gopher Dance" song needs to stop. I have mixed feelings on the band being mic'd. While it's great to hear the band sometimes it get really distorted and the delay when sitting in the south endzone is a little annoying.
Price isn't a factor to me but value is. It is why I passed on getting season tickets for this year and will pass next year if offered. The amount of money is fine if the quality of opponents is equal to the asking price on the ticket. In no way is Akron, Central, App. St. or any other tomato can they bring in worth the face value of $75 (public). I have used StubHub a lot and usually get them for below face. As I said my only game this year was Nebraska and I picked up two tickets for just $38 per seat and just didn't enjoy it like I used to. From everything I listed above to the drunken presidents speech and the 4 open seats next to me all game it just felt like shell of what I expect a Michigan game to be.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||And your point is what?||
Denker is first year starter, so was Matt Scott who played last year at Arizona and they've managed despite being a team of 2-3 star players.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Love it!||
Oregon has become very cocky the past two years and to see Nike's team buried is always fun. De'Anthony Thomas should thank Arizona for whipping his teams ass so that he doesn't have to go to the Rose Bowl again because "It's, whatever!"
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Graham||
Todd Graham might be looking for his next job next week. Hell, he has been at ASU for 2 years so it has to be time to take another offer right?
FWIW, Graham is a former Rodriguez staff member at West Virgnia.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Can't do that here||
Rich Rodriguez is the devil. Don't beleive me? Just look at the comments here and that will prove it.
Regardless, I agree with you 100% and I even have a Arizona T-Shirt and still cheer every week for Michigan. Maybe I'm not a "Michigan Man" but if a "Michigan Man" is what half of these people are on here then I'm fine with it.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Really?||
That's a middle school comment and a lame one at that. What's next, a momma joke? Give me a break.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Thats a lot of coin||
Seems like when the athetic department gets cash in hand it burns a hole in their pocket. Still, even at $6,000,000 it's a better value than skywriting.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Music||
Seems NIU has the same Jock Jams 122 CD Michigan Stadium has featuring "Do the Gopher" and other hits.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||A lot||
The other game tonight featured two spread teams in Baylor and Oklahoma but the latter mixes some other looks in there. Mizzou, Clemson, and Auburn are all spread teams as well. Florida State is a multiple scheme offense that is spread heavy but could probably be counted as a spread offense. Other teams in top 25 that run spread offenses: Ok. St., Texas A&M, Fresno St., UCLA, Louisville, UCF, N. Illinois, Arizona St., Notre Dame and Texas Tech.
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Wow||
While he has some points, his character assassination of Lewan is way over the top. The fact that he tears Lewan apart for making this team soft is insane and the reasoning that he feels qualified is because "he plays MY postion." is worse. Just stop.
I feel Lewan is still playing at a high level as an individual and yes, I am thankful he stayed to help. I think Hoke could set a precedent and suspend Lewan who according to Whilock, is at fault for pretty much everthing in the program. If a 21-22 year old college kid is the problem why not have him sit for a game to send a message not just to Lewan but to the team? Leadership needs to come from players AND coaches and with team that lacks leadership according to Whitlock, why not send a message?
He says the Lewan "ran his mouth" which is misleading. He just repeated Hokes "toughness" mantra the he speaks of weekly. The worst offender of running their mouth was the damn athletic department spending thousands on "GO BLUE" over Spartan stadium a few weeks ago.
Whitlocks solution to all the problems is get underdog 3-star recruits + keep Al's playcalling = PROFIT! Yes! I'm sure that formula will be proven successful when Ohio State runs over Michigan States underdogs in the B10 championship game. Then again, Ohio State doesn't have Taylor Lewan so thats probably why they win.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Heart||
The kid is all heart, just like his former roomate Denard which I think rubbed off on Devin. To have the guts and will to stand in there against MSU's defense with a pourus o-line is impressive. He deserves nothing but respect but instead "fans" call for his head. He was forced to carry the offense (8 carries for Fitz) against the Spartan D and you know he was back at practice today while I would be in the fetal postion. Again, nothing but respect to Devin for all he has accomplished on and off the football field.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||Feels like 4-4||
After a goal line stand to win the game against Akron (3-7) and the 3 point win against a winless UConn it feels a worse than the record shows. If not for two of the worst teams in the FBS the record could very well be 4-4 and not 6-2. Yes, I realize had one play swung the other way against PSU things would be better but Penn State had no business being in that game. Our boys were lucky against bad teams but that kind of play will get exposed against average or better teams like Saturday.
Last year wasn't much different for me given how fortunate the outcomes against Northwestern (hail mary and OT) and MSU (last second, 40 yard FG). Had those two plays gone the other way the record we would have been staring at 6-6 record and a full on meltdown.
|6 weeks 2 days ago||I agree completely||
I've been on here forever and rarely comment anymore because of all the snarky comments, sophmoric behavior and general rudness. Most of the posts leading up to the MSU game where about how they weren't any good or hadn't played anyone. When there were any posts/comments that gave them credit for being 6-1 (like Michigan) that person was destroyed by asinine and nasty comments. Why? Because it's easy to tear someone down behind the security of a digital avatar. I agree with you about how there must be a winner and loser and there is no place for common ground. If you are a masochist go read the comments on the politcal boards of each side and you will see nothing but intolerance and hatred for the opposing side while ignoring the issue. I also believe social media makes much easier to succumb to groupthink since you can choose the amount of exposure to opposing veiws.
The shark jumping moment for me was when the discussion came up about student attendance at football games and one commentor mentioned they make it from Dearborn. They were ridiculed by multiple members (all joined after 2011) because they just went to a satellite campus and were not real students. That really annoyed me since I never missed a game in the three years I had tickets (2005-2007) and I went to Michigan-Flint. From that moment on I have rarely participated in the discussion board because so many on here just lack any level of decorum.